Chocolate cherry goji Bars
Makes 8 bars ½ cup raw walnuts ¾ cup raw almonds ¼ cup Medjool dates, pitted ½ cup dried goji berries 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1 cup dried cherries 2 tbsp cacao nibs
In a food processor, combine the walnuts and the almonds and process until they are the size of small gravel. Add the dates, goji berries, vanilla extract and cinnamon and process until the mixture forms clumps and begins to stick together. Add the cherries and cacao nibs and process briefly to incorporate the ingredients, but leave some small chunks for texture. Stop the machine and check the consistency: Depending on the natural moisture of the dates, you may need to add a touch of water – 1 teaspoon at a time – to get the crumbs to stick together when pinched. If the dough is too wet, blend in a few extra almonds. Place the dough on a large sheet of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Press the dough into a compact rectangle, then wrap it tightly in the plastic, compacting it even more. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a ½"-thick layer. Unwrap the dough and cut it into bars or bites as desired. The energy bars will last several weeks unrefrigerated and covered, or keep them in the freezer for long-term storage. superfood Boost add ½ teaspoon spirulina powder while blending the ingredients for a mineral-rich green upgrade.